Rebecca Sullivan Silbert

Executive Director
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy
University of California, Berkeley
School of Law
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500
Tel: 510-643-7321
Fax: 510-643-7095
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Rebecca Silbert is the Executive Director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley Law School. Silbert is also the lead researcher at the Warren Institute for the Ford Foundation’s Renewing Communities project, a statewide initiative to expand higher education opportunities and successes for Californians with criminal records, and she directs a multi-year data driven research project examining sources and costs of error within the California criminal justice system. She has been with the Warren Institute since 2011. Prior to joining the Warren Institute, Silbert oversaw a recidivism study for the San Francisco Community Corrections Partnership, an inter-agency task force formed by the Adult Probation Department, the Courts, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Public Defender’s Office. From 2000 through 2009, Silbert was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of California. She earlier worked as an associate at the law firm of Keker & Van Nest, LLP in San Francisco, and clerked for Edward N. Cahn, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also worked with the Harvard Project on Schooling and Children. Silbert graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School (1996) and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of U.C. Berkeley (1991).

B.A. University of California, Berkeley (1991)
J.D. Harvard Law School (1996)